Unbeaten bantamweight Marquis Brewster is looking to continue his winning ways at CES MMA 41 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., on January 27.
But Brewster’s opponent, Ohio’s Jason Rine, is eager to put an abrupt halt to the Providence, R.I., product’s ascent through New England’s 135-pound ranks.
“I think Marquis is a well-rounded opponent in all aspects of the game, and he definitely has some good momentum behind him,” said Rine, who had nine amateur wins before making his pro debut in September. “But I’m excited to rise to the occasion, put on an exciting fight for the fans, and have my hand raised.”
The protege of CES MMA World Lightweight Champion Luis Felix, Brewster says he just doesn’t see that happening.
After a big win in the inaugural CES MMA Future Stars Series in April, Brewster burst onto the pro scene with back-to-back victories at CES 37 and CES 38. His three wins culminated in a nomination earlier this month for CES MMA’s Devin Carrier Breakout Fighter of the Year honors.
Despite his success, Brewster maintains he’s working harder than ever in preparation for what he hopes will be a massive 2017 campaign.
“I’m pumped with what I was able to do, but this is just the beginning, man. I plan on being 6-0 by the end of 2017,” said Brewster. “There’s absolutely no way Jason stops my momentum. New England has the best fighters on the East Coast. Jason hasn’t been in there against stiff competition. When he gets in there, he’s going to realize right away that he wasn’t prepared for this fight, and I’m going to take him out.”